University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Erik Nielsen received his PhD in Botany and Plant Pathology in 1997 from the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, in East Lansing, MI, in the laboratory of Ken Keegstra studying protein import into chloroplasts. From 1997-2001 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, in Heidelberg, Germany in the laboratory of Marino Zerial studying aspects of Rab5-regulation of endocytosis in mammalian systems. In 2001 he started his own research group at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, MO, and in 2007 moved his laboratory to the MCDB department at the Univerity of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, MI. The Nielsen lab is interested in studying aspects of membrane trafficking associated with polarized cell wall deposition, with a focus on Rab GTPase regulation of these processes and the function and targeting of cell wall synthases involved in cell wall biogenesis.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM EDT